Workforce Development Board 83 is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

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This document was supported by Grant 90FX0030 from the administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities.  Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.  

 

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Youth Program

 

WDB 83 offers a broader vision for the youth of NELA.  That vision supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through which states and local areas can leverage other Federal, State, Local, and philanthropic resources to support in-school and out-of-school youth.  WDB 83 is committed to providing high quality services for youth and young adults. NELA youth are offered career exploration and guidance, support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations with the expected outcome of a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.  The youth program also places an emphasis on work experience such as such as summer and year round employment, pre-apprenticeship, on-the-job training, or internships and job shadowing. WDB 83’s youth program serves any youth meeting the WIOA youth eligibility guidelines.

 

Youth Eligibility:

 

Out-of-school youth must be aged 16-24, not attending any school, and meet one or more additional conditions, which could include:

 

School dropout; within age of compulsory attendance but has                 not attended for at least the most recent complete school year                calendar quarter; holds a secondary school diploma or                             recognized equivalent and is low-income and is basic skills                     deficient or an English language learner; subject to the juvenile             or adult justice system; homeless, runaway, in foster care or                   aged out of the foster care system, eligible for assistance under               Section 477, Social Security Act, or in out-of-home placement;               pregnant or parenting; an individual with a disability; low                       income person who requires additional assistance to enter or                 complete an educational program or to secure and hold                           employment

 

In-school youth must be aged 14-21, attending school, low income, and meet one or more additional conditions, which could include:

 

Basic skills deficient; English language learner; an offender;                   homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care             system; pregnant or parenting; an individual with a disability;               person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete             an educational program or to secure and hold employment